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Gala Details




Gala Details




The HRC Greater NY Steering Committee and Gala Team cordially invite you to join us as we come together as a community and work towards full LGBTQ equality and civil rights. 

February 1st 2020

at the Marriott Marquis, NYC



General Tickets

Individual Tickets: $350
Federal Club:

Young Professional:$325


VIP Tickets

Individual Tickets: $650
 Federal Club: $550           Includes early access to the auction, hosted bar + preferred seating in the ball room

Major Donor Tickets

Federal Club Council: Complimentary VIP Federal Club Council: $100

Make a Donation to Support a Young Professional $142.75

*ALL tickets include a $7.25 processing fee


What to make a trip of it? What a great idea!

Get access To special rates at the Marriott Marquis!


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EVENING Schedule

EVENING Schedule

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Program Overview

Program Overview


The HRC GNY Gala honors those who work tirelessly for LGBTQ equality. With inspiring speakers, moving moments, live entertainment, and so much more!

2019 Awardees

Visibility Award

Amandla Stenberg


Legacy Award

Jordan Roth


Past featured guests have included: 


Political Speakers

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Senator Cory Booker, Governor Jon Corzine, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Attorney General Eric Holder, Congressman Charles Rangel, Governor Ann Richards, Senator Charles Schumer, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, plus many more.

Celebrity Advocates & Special Guests


Meryl Streep, Seth Meyers, Sigourney Weaver, Patti LuPone, Bill T Jones, Nathan Lane, Julianne Moore, Bebe Neuwirth, Keith Olbermann, Margaret Russell, Sigourney Weaver, Vanessa Williams, Anna Wintour, and many more. 

Special Guests:

Ken Burns, Billy Eichner, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Jharrel Jerome, Nate Berkus, Barbara Bush, Howard Fineman, Tyne Daly, Matthew Goode, Tim Gunn, Margaret Hoover, Anjelica Houston, Terrence McNally, Ryan Murphy, Jim Obergefell, Sarah Jessica Parker, David Hyde Pierce, Marc Ruffalo, Kathleen Turner, Johnny Weir and many more.


Jess Glynne, Mary Lambert, Cyndi Lauper, Idina Menzel, Billy Porter, Crystal Waters, Michelle Williams and countless others.


After Party

Dance the night away while we toast HRC's work with complimentary Smirnoff Vodka and Bulleit Bourbon cocktails while listening to beats from DJ Nhandi!


2019 Live Auction Items

7-Day Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Crossing

Luxury cruise line Cunard will offer a Transatlantic Crossing in a Princess Grill Suite aboard flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2. Queen Mary 2 is the only true passenger ocean liner afloat, and she is also the only ship at sea to offered regularly-scheduled service across the Atlantic from New York to London. Those on a Westbound Crossing from London to New York will have the exquisite opportunity to watch the sun rise over the Statue of Liberty as the ship sails into the New York harbor. Princess Grill Suites are some of the most elegant suites at sea, offering space and privacy for maximum relaxation to enjoy the journey and time away from the harried, busy life we all lead. A Princess Grill Suite elevates your voyage to a whole new level of indulgence. Savor exquisite food in the dedicated Princess Grill Restaurant, spacious suites, and a private Grills Lounge, Courtyard and Terrace. The offer is subject to availability for passage between April-June or October-December in 2019 or 2020. Must be booked by February 2020. Value: $8,798

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Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Shopping Spree

The most stylish name in home furnishings wants to make your home a more comfortable place! Longtime HRC National Partner, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams is offering bidders a chance to win a $7,500 gift card at one of their signature store locations. Redeem gift card at any Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Signature Store in the continental United States. For a location near you, please visit mgbwhome.com. You will be responsible for any applicable sales tax. This is not a credit / debit card and has no warranties express or implied. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged cards or any unauthorized card use. Card is redeemable for merchandise only and cannot be redeemed for cash. Card may not be used to make any payments on any charge account. Card expires 2/2/2021. Value: $7,500

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Take advantage of 440,000 AAdvantage® miles from HRC National Corporate Partner American Airlines. Enough miles for a pair of ANYTIME Level 1 RT Business Class Tickets to Europe/South America, this package includes Five Star ServiceSM and Admiral's Club® Access. Taxes and fees responsibility of traveler. Miles must be deposited into an active AAdvantage® account by 2/3/2020. Value: $10,000

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ENGAGEMENT opportunities

ENGAGEMENT opportunities




Your company can create change by becoming a Gala Corporate Partner. With multiple activation levels, our partners provide significant support to HRC -- the nation's largest civil rights non-profit organization -- making it possible to achieve LGBTQ equality. Thank you! For more information, please email Sponsorship@hrcgreaterny.org


Our Silent Auction boasts wide-ranging products, services and experiences exclusively for our attendees. 

Countless items have experienced bidding wars between attendees, raising the profile and exposure of the product, and others have been featured in our Live Auction that takes place on-stage during the Gala.

If you're interested in getting involved in our Silent Auction, please email auction@hrcgreaterny.org

Click here to link to our Silent Auction Brochure.


The Program Book provides a great opportunity to reach over thousand guest, sponsors, vendors and HRC Corporate leaders. Want to be seen? Email the Program Book Team at programbook@hrcgreaterny.org 

Table captain

Become a Table Captain! With no financial commitment, our Table Captains are encouraged to fill a table (or more!) at our Gala. Jump onboard! For more info, email tablecaptains@hrcgreaterny.org 

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Make change - volunteer!

The Gala would not be a success if it weren't for each and every volunteer.  From exciting pre-Gala events, to onsite setup and execution the night of the Gala, over 100 volunteers come together to roll up their sleeves and make the Gala a historic - and fun - event.  

The opportunities to volunteer vary, so there is something for everyone.

Interested in volunteering? Email us at hrcvolunteersny@gmail.com